The Vietnamese - American Poetic Spirit

Peace On Earth

by Thong Ba Le

(In Memory of Princess Diana)

Princess Diana, the rose, the ”Candle in the wind”
Enlightened the spirit of love with her will
And the determination of an Angel,
Charming and caring for all who suffered from land mines
Eliminating all means that killed people's bodies and minds

On this day in that tunnel, she crashed and neither you nor I
Nor all living creatures on this planet had dry eyes

Echoing from the highest Himalayan mountains
Altering the beating chimes of Notre Dame
Retracting the ebb tides of the mighty Atlantic
Transforming the flickering light of a candle into a vigorous flame
Her spirit, her Angel face, her tender smile will be missed.

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